King Juan Carlos huges his son yesterday at the Royal Palace./ Photo: A.R.Roldán/La Razón.
The Diplomat. Madrid.
If there is one picture of the proclamation of Philip VI that will last, is the one of the new King being sworn in at the centre of the Chamber. A total of 27 people will accompany him in that especial moment at the presidential platform built for this function. The only members of the Royal Family will be the queen Letizia, the princess Leonor and the infant Sofía.
Besides, five members of the Royal Household will be on it too: the head of the Household, the diplomat Rafael Spottorno; the secretary general or number two of the Household, the also diplomat Alfonso Sanz; the head of the Prince’s Secretary’s Office, Jaime Alfonsín; the head of the Military Chamber, the general Antonio de la Corte and, last, the one who has been the Aides-de-camp to Prince Philip for almost three decades, the general on the reserve Emilio Tomé.
Representing the powers of the State will be the president of the Government, Mariano Rajoy; the president of the Constitutional Court, Francisco Pérez de los Cobos; and the president of the Supreme Court, Carlos Lesmes. Finally, the nine members of the Congress’s Table -the president, Jesús Posada; the first vice-president, Celia Villalobos; the second vice-president, Jaime Javier Barrero; the third vice-president, Dolors Montserrat; the fourth vice-president, Jordi Jané; the first secretary, Ignacio Gil; the second secretary, María del Carmen Silva; the third secretary, Teresa Cunillera; and the fourth secretary, Teófilo de Luis-, as well as the seven members of the Senate’s Table -the president, Pío García-Escudero; the first vice-president, Juan José de Lucas; the second vice-president, Yolanda Vicente; the first secretary, Matías Conde; the second secretary, Ramón Rabanera; the third secretary, Carmen Alborch; and the fourth secretary, Manel Plana-.